April 16, 2013

The Gospel for Today

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Jn. 6: 30-35

The crowd said to Jesus:
“What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?
What can you do?
Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:

He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”

So Jesus said to them,
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven;
my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven
and gives life to the world.”

So they said to Jesus,
“Sir, give us this bread always.”
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me will never hunger,
and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”

Reflection (Sem. Tommy Gawain Lira)

In the Gospel, Jesus offered himself as the bread that gives life, so that those who will come to him will never get hungry and those who believe in Him will never be thirsty again. But no matter how Jesus would exert effort to share that invitation to us if we do not put some actions on our part, then we can never experience what God has promised.

It is good to make plans. Plans to live a blessed life. Plans to be prosperous and have a healthy living. Plans to live an abundant and long-life.

Planning ahead of time will help our lives becomes easier and comfortable. However, we need to be more realistic. Yes plans are good but if we don’t do anything about it and put some actions then it will never be realized. If we don’t do anything about our plans then it will just remain an invitation but not able to experience the blessings coming from it.  Certainly, we should use common sense; otherwise we are just planning for the defeat thus making our plans not going to happen.

Do you have plans in life? What are your future plans? What are you planning today? Keep in mind, no matter what your plans are, just put some actions to it and get your faith going in the right direction. Soon afterward, you will see greater things than you would imagine.


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